I was off yesterday. I spent the whole day at school grading, because I’m a procrastinating idiot. Stupid, stupid Brad…
I got my papers done though, and that feels good.
The vocabulary lists and tests I use in seventh grade are based on Greek and Latin roots. This weeks words were based on “mitt” – to send. I like the book test questions, because they use the words in sentences instead of just asking the definitions. But they are flawed, because they sometimes have more than one right answer.
This week, the confusing sentence was number 8:
The book writers meant for the student to answer “admit”. When caught doing something wrong, a smart person will “admit” to authority. But “submit” works too. And, as the student above shows, “omit” is a possible answer. Omit certain details, and the “smart” person will not get in as much trouble.
Sheesh! These book writers needed to have someone read through their questions for them.